Heraklion

Heraklion, the fifth largest city in Greece, is the capital of Crete and one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities of the Mediterranean Basin. The city is the birthplace of world-famous artists like El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Due to its long history, the architecture of Heraklion has mixtures of many cultures. Not far from the heart of the city lies the Minoan Palace of Knossos, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world. Fine examples of Venetian architecture are the Venetian Fortress at the entrance of the port and the Venetian Loggia, where the Town Hall is housed today. Visitors have the chance to admire many Byzantine churches and monasteries, many fountains from the Venetian times, the Church of Saint Markus and numerous neoclassical buildings.

Heraklion

Heraklion, the fifth largest city in Greece, is the capital of Crete and one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities of the Mediterranean Basin. The city is the birthplace of world-famous artists like El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Due to its long history, the architecture of Heraklion has mixtures of many cultures. Not far from the heart of the city lies the Minoan Palace of Knossos, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world. Fine examples of Venetian architecture are the Venetian Fortress at the entrance of the port and the Venetian Loggia, where the Town Hall is housed today. Visitors have the chance to admire many Byzantine churches and monasteries, many fountains from the Venetian times, the Church of Saint Markus and numerous neoclassical buildings.

Highlights

  • Visit the centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan
    Crete, Knossos.
  • Drink an elliniko kafe (Greek coffee) in Lion Square by Morosini
    Fountain.
  • Explore the old Market and find thyme honey, raki, cheese and many
    other local products.
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral of Agios Minas,
    Plateia Eleftherias or Freedom Square.
  • Explore Daidalou, a shopping street, and Korai street  with some very
    interesting cafés and bars.

Highlights

  • Visit the centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan
    Crete, Knossos.
  • Drink an elliniko kafe (Greek coffee) in Lion Square by Morosini
    Fountain.
  • Explore the old Market and find thyme honey, raki, cheese and many
    other local products.
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral of Agios Minas,
    Plateia Eleftherias or Freedom Square.
  • Explore Daidalou, a shopping street, and Korai street  with some very
    interesting cafés and bars.

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